Among the mountains, forests, and swimming holes of Vermont is the city of Montpelier,
at a ninety degree bend where North Franklin Street extends down the drive,
come to the “Krunkle,” a rust and blue with an extending knuckle.
Meet Ben and Ellen, with their dogs Rufus and Stella.
Down the hill slope along the trail before the river
near a mossy rock, there is a patch of gravel.
Next to that patch is a small grove of land
encircled by tall maples and saplings.
In this clearing they hope to build,
a home for friends, to share
their care and expertise.
To give a place to
stop, and find